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Kristin Skees Opens Solo Art Exhibition in Dallas

  Friday, April 27, 2018
— Studio art lecturer Kristin Skees' has opened a solo exhibition at Galleri Urbane in Dallas. The show, titled "Close-Knit," features work from her ongoing Cozy Portrait series. "This is my first show with Galleri Urbane Marfa+Dallas," she says. ...

Art Major Honored in Local Gallery Competition

  Wednesday, April 04, 2018
— Senior art major Rhonda Hughes has won recognition from the Hampton Arts League for her oil painting “The Witch is Home.” She earned a cash prize and the inclusion of her painting in a public exhibition with the other winners ...

Intern Profile: Alexsa Good

  Monday, December 11, 2017
— Integral to a Christopher Newport education, internships provide valuable hands-on experience in one’s field of interest. For senior Alexsa Good, working at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center (PFAC) has confirmed her vocational choice as ...

Alumni Spotlight: Kenlontae' Turner

  Tuesday, November 07, 2017
— For as long as Kenlontae’ Turner ’17 can remember, art has been a part of his life. “Whether it be visual art, film, dance or fashion, I always felt like I was destined to be an artist,” he says. A studio ...

Art Professor's Work Displayed on Area Billboard

  Friday, April 07, 2017
— Assistant Professor of Art Alan Skees is one of four featured artists whose artwork appears on billboards around Hampton Roads. The program is sponsored by ArtPop, a North Carolina-based gallery that promotes local artists’ work. ...

A Captain's Viewpoint: Research

  Wednesday, October 19, 2016
— As an art history major, it is important to have experience working or interning in the field before graduating. As I was considering options, one of my professors, Dr. Liz Moran, asked me if I was interested in being a research assistant with ...

A Tale of Two Internships

  Monday, October 17, 2016
— While it’s common for students to intern over the summer, it’s rare that one completes two internships – in vastly different areas and on two different coasts – simultaneously. But art history major Kacie ...

Kristin Skees Awarded Best-in-Show at Virginia Artists Exhibition

  Wednesday, September 28, 2016
— Studio art lecturer Kristin Skees’ large-scale photography portrait of artist Greg Henry is the winner of this year’s Best-in-Show award at the Virginia Artists Juried Exhibition at the Charles H. Taylor Arts Center in ...

Moran Publishes Book on Aztec Food and Ritual Practice

  Tuesday, September 06, 2016
— Dr. Liz Moran, Associate Professor of art history, has published Sacred Consumption: Food and Ritual in Aztec Art and Culture, a book that analyzes how foods were transformed into sacred elements within particular Aztec rituals, and how food in ...

Skees Wins VMFA Fellowship

  Wednesday, February 17, 2016
— Kristin Skees, lecturer in the Department of Fine Art and Art History, has been awarded an $8,000 fellowship from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, which recognizes artists in the commonwealth for their exceptional ...

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